EP Review: Mum’s House, Philosopher – Otis Mensah

Straight from his mama’s house, OTISH MENSAH knuckle down and crafted what could be described his autobiographical collection, coming in the shape of his latest EP, ‘Mum’s House Philosopher.’

With the help from his brother and producer, The Intern, ‘Mum’s House Philosopher’ sports a smooth boombap/soulful grooves as featured in track, ‘Outside the Cave’. Over the hypnotic arrangements, the North England street poet churns out one-liners that encourages the listener to step back and perhaps view their life and today’s society from a fresh perspective.

Regardless how you perceive this mini collection, it will provide those moments of euphoria. So get your happy on and check it out below:

Must Listens: Buffer Rings, Outside the Cave, Solar Eclipse.

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EP Review: Insomnia – Be Kreative

NEW LEASE MUSIC regular BE KREATIVE‘s latest EP ‘Insomnia’ predominantly delivers piano-led overtones which works heavenly against the contrasting dense-heavy drive.

Although the above combo provides an instantly likable mainstream vibe, the collection also brings on a flicker of that similar sound of R&B, dreamy boombap and that real gritty lick of urbanised hip-hop, where BE KREATIVE‘s and guest vocalists were consistently confident in delivering a crisp and lucid flow.

‘Insomnia’ makes pleasant listening and is an adequate introduction to Houston rapper. However it would be great for him to really experiment with various genres in order to get ahead of the game. I say this because I KNOW he can do it with ease – and who knows, maybe he has those plans in the pipeline…check him out below…

Must Listens: Onward, Mirage, No Love

 

Album Review: P.E.A.C.E – Dizzy Rambunctious

Angelic overtones which chant over a boisterous drive, introduces DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS‘ latest (almost instrumental) album, ‘P.E.A.C.E.’

The project continues on the hypnotic tip, before venturing into the realms of hip-hop/boom bap in tracks ‘Change’ and ‘Boomerang’; the New Jersey producer enlisted some guest vocalists to add extra spice to the mentioned records. Further along the line, eleventh joint ‘Evolucionar’ breaks the hypnotic trance thanks to its playful and uplifting Latin flair.

If you’re looking for that great escapism from the daily hustle and bustle, well this 13-track collection is definitely an option. Check it out below:

Must Listens: Trust, Change, Boomerang, Quiet Place, Alone.

EP Review: EP1 – Yore

The elegant flair of the piano keys, later joined woeful yet heavenly contribution from the violin, introduce YORE‘s debut five-track offering, entitled ‘EP1.’

The LA’s singer/songwriter’s soulfully yearning vocals delicately pierce through the atmospheric soundscapes which runs throughout the project; a perfectly balanced combination that instantly draws you in a state of euphoria.

Co-produced with Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Robin Hannibal (Kendrick Lamar, Dvsn, Little Dragon) ‘EP1’ firmly puts YORE in the spotlight as one of the most intriguing and exciting artist to break out this year. Check it out below:

Must Listens: Knew Better, Angel Eyes

Album Review: Young HeartThrob – Kodie Shane

KODIE SHANE‘s latest album ‘Young HeartThrob’ displays a harmonious meeting of 90’s style  afterhours R&B and a real gritty hip-hop b-line.

Hailed as the one-to-watch by the likes of Pitchfork, Complex and Vogue, the Atlanta-based singer/rapper pumps an electrifying lick to the flirtatious arrangements, flipping between her sultry soulful vocals and her fierce yet eloquent flow.

There’s a bunch of musicians who are determined on keep that real authentic R&B sound alive, but KODIE SHANE takes R&B as we know it and adds a sizzling modern twist to the genre. Check her out below:

Must Listens: Lost, High Speed, Pulling Up,Sing to Her, Hiatus